We are so thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft back to An Unlikely Story! The first event we ever hosted was with Jerry, and we're so excited to have him with us again to share his newest graphic novel, SCHOOL TRIP! In this full-color contemporary graphic novel, the gang from Riverdale Academy Day is heading to Paris, for an international education like you’ve never seen before. It's a beautiful story of friendship, connection, and facing the unknown, combined with Jerry's signature humorous style. Jerry will be in conversation with Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and owner of An Unlikely Story. Following Jerry and Jeff's conversation, they'll take audience questions and Jerry will sign his books!
Tickets for this event include one copy of SCHOOL TRIP and admission for two guests.
Jordan, Drew, Liam, Maury, and their friends from Riverdale Academy Day School are heading out on a school trip to Paris. As an aspiring artist himself, Jordan can’t wait to see all the amazing art in the famous City of Lights.
But when their trusted faculty guides are replaced at the last minute, the school trip takes an unexpected—and hilarious—turn. Especially when trying to find their way around a foreign city ends up being almost as tricky as navigating the same friendships, fears, and differences that they struggle with at home.
Will Jordan and his friends embrace being exposed to a new language, unfamiliar food, and a different culture? Or will they all end up feeling like the “new kid”?
Don’t miss the two hilarious and powerful companion novels by Jerry Craft, New Kid and Class Act!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jerry Craft is the author-illustrator of #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novels New Kid, and its companion book, Class Act. New Kid was the first book in history to win the Newbery Medal, The Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature. In his latest book, School Trip, Jerry hopes to share his love of travel in order to inspire kids and their families to see the world and embrace new cultures. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and now lives in Florida.